solar calendar


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Noun1.solar calendar - a calendar based on solar cycles
calendar - a system of timekeeping that defines the beginning and length and divisions of the year
Gregorian calendar, New Style calendar - the solar calendar now in general use, introduced by Gregory XIII in 1582 to correct an error in the Julian calendar by suppressing 10 days, making Oct 5 be called Oct 15, and providing that only centenary years divisible by 400 should be leap years; it was adopted by Great Britain and the American colonies in 1752
Julian calendar, Old Style calendar - the solar calendar introduced in Rome in 46 b.c. by Julius Caesar and slightly modified by Augustus, establishing the 12-month year of 365 days with each 4th year having 366 days and the months having 31 or 30 days except for February
Revolutionary calendar - the calendar adopted by the first French Republic in 1793 and abandoned in 1805; dates were calculated from Sept. 22, 1792
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In China, the celebration is also known as the Spring Festival because it starts from the beginning of Spring within the traditional solar calendar.
Lunar New Year, or Seollal, is celebrated according to the lunar calendar and is on a different day of the solar calendar from year to year.
The ancient Persians were Sun-worshippers, whereas traditionally the Babylonians had used a lunar rather than a solar calendar.
It was also the first solar calendar, while the other nations followed a lunar one.
Yesterday marked the start of the 7th lunar month, which varies from year to year on the solar calendar.
The Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar whereas the Hijric calendar is a lunar calendar.
By the Gregorian solar calendar, Ramadan comes 10 to 12 days earlier each year.
He pointed out that the latest report on the bank's annual results is the first to be issued based on the solar calendar rather than the lunar calendar starting from January 2016.
Indian expats from Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Assam, Odisha and North and Central India are also celebrating the Hindu New Year, according to the solar calendar, each with their distinctive traditions this weekend.
Since then, the Iranian nation annually celebrates Farvardin 12 in the solar calendar year, which falls on April 1 in normal years and March 31 in leap years, as the anniversary of the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
When compared with the Gregorian calendar, which is a solar calendar, the lunar month of Muharram shifts from year to year.
For the student teacher, bulletin board and project planner, and home schooler, a topic finder itemizes vending machines and suspension bridges under "mechanical," eohippus and maize under "agriculture," and the armillary, compass, and solar calendar under "astronomy.